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Sentimental Tales

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ISBN-10: 0231183798

ISBN-13: 9780231183796

Edition: 2018

Authors: Mikhail Zoshchenko, Boris Dralyuk

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Mikhail Zoshchenko's Sentimental Tales are satirical portraits of small-town characters on the fringes of Soviet society in the first decade of Bolshevik rule. The tales are narrated by one Kolenkorov, who is anything but a model Soviet author: not only is he still attached to the era of the old regime, he is also, quite simply, not a very good writer. Shaped by Zoshchenko's masterful hands--he takes credit for editing the tales in a series of comic prefaces--Kolenkorov's prose is beautifully mangled, full of stylistic infelicities, overloaded flights of metaphor, tortured clich#65533;, and misused bureaucratese, in the tradition of Gogol. Yet beneath Kolenkorov's intrusive narration and…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.13" wide x 8.46" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English